Charles Krauthammer explains
Here Obama has spent two years bestowing upon the peasantry the “New Foundation” of a more regulated, socially engineered and therefore more humane society, and they repay him with recalcitrance and outright opposition. Here he gave them Obamacare, the stimulus, financial regulation and a shot at cap-and-trade — and the electorate remains not just unmoved but ungrateful.Faced with this truly puzzling conundrum, Dr. Obama diagnoses a heretofore undiscovered psychological derangement: anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome, wherein an entire population is so addled by its economic anxieties as to be neurologically incapable of appreciating the “facts and science” undergirding Obamacare and the other blessings their president has bestowed upon them from on high.
Appears Obama has been consulting with famed neurologist, Janeane Garofalo, on Republicans and their limbic brains.
Mr Krauthammer continued beyond what Mrs Click quoted:
I have a better explanation. Better because it adheres to the ultimate scientific principle, Occam’s Razor, by which the preferred explanation for any phenomenon is the one with the most economy and simplicity. And there is nothing simpler than the Gallup findings on the ideological inclinations of the American people. Conservative: 42 percent. Moderate: 35 percent. Liberal: 20 percent. No fanciful new syndromes or other elaborate fictions are required to understand that if you try to impose a liberal agenda on such a demonstrably center-right country — a country that is 80 percent non-liberal — you get a massive backlash.
The author then noted that Americans can actually see what has been happening in Europe, the near-collapses of the economies of Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, as well as the real financial struggles in the larger European economies of Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Those countries have, in effect, been employing the policies that President Obama would like to impose on the United States, and they haven’t turned out so well.
For some unfathomable reason, we center-rightists in the United States have come to the shocking realization that at some point, you have to pay your bills, that at some point you cannot have more than your actually produce.
But, I will certainly confess something: I definitely have Obama Underappreciation Syndrome! I very much underappreciate his intellect, his policies, his style and his politics!
Alas! We so frequently have too little respect for our betters…….